Monday, 2 June 2014

Day 1 of Michelle Harrison’s Fairy Quest


To celebrate the publication of Michelle Harrison’s magical new novel, One Wish, Simon & Schuster Children’s has set up its very own fairy quest. To be in with a chance of winning a Thirteen Treasures goodie bag, all you have to do is visit each of the five blogs in the banner to the right over the course of this week.

Each blog will have one question associated with its content. Take the first letter from the answer of each of those questions to reveal the identity of a character in One Wish. For example…

If the answers each day were Red, Oak, Whisper, Apple and Night, the final answer would be ROWAN.

When you have the name of the character, please send your answer to childrensbooks@simonandschuster.co.uk with the subject header FAIRY QUEST. Entries will close at midnight on Wednesday 11th June.

Here's a little more information about the book:

One wish only, understood? There are rules, so listen good . . .

The Spinney Wicket Wishing Tree can grant your heart’s desire – just wish out loud, or hang a message from its branches. It sounds as though the Wishing Tree is just a sweet old tradition, but Tanya is only too aware how real its magic could be.

Tanya can see fairies, and would love to meet someone else can see them too. When she meets Ratty and his cheeky fairy, Turpin, it seems at last she’s found them. But Ratty has a secret, and a dangerous enemy who'll stop at nothing to get to him.

Tanya must use her one wish to save her new friend - but wishes should be used wisely . . .

Visit Michelle Harrison's website or the Spinney Wicket website for more information



A Day in the Life of Turpin

Dawn:

Yikes! Pecked awake by dratted magpie whose nest had stolen. Thought had scared it off for good yesterday when barked like a fox. Is persistent thing. Must practise fox bark. Found silver pendant and shiny sweet wrappers in nest. Stupid bird. Pendant fitted lovely in pocket. Hey presto!

Mid-morning:

Sat on Ratty's shoulder all the way to pier, bestest pick-pocketing place. Got two purses and snaffled waitress tips in ice cream parlour. Nicked ice lolly for Ratty but got distracted by coin under someone's sandal. Finally got it but lolly melted in pocket. Feel sticky.

Midday:

Stole fish and chips. Chewed on Ratty's hair while he ate it. Tasted of sea salt and candy floss - nice!

Later - don't know when:

Went to that snooty Wishing Tree. Loves itself, it does! If only could still do magic. Would teach it some things or two. Must steal some matches to shake at it . . . that'd get its twigs in a twist. Ho ho! Ratty wanted to use his wish to find out about you know what. Was doing best to distract him, but then strange girl turned up. Girl who can see fairies, too! Flicked ear wax at her but missed. Scarpered quick-sharpish, but reckon we'll see her again. She's a tricketty one.

Sundown:

Ate soup around camp fire. Watched Ratty till he fell asleep, chewed hair. Tasted of wood smoke and ice lolly where wiped hands earlier. Chased off tooth fairy – was drunk and got wrong address. AGAIN. Counted Ratty's teeth just to make sure. Now to bed. Saw comfy looking rabbit-hole earlier. Nothing like good night's rest before good day's thieving!

Giveaway Details:

Don't forget to be in with a chance of winning a Thirteen Treasures goodie bag, all you have to do is visit each of the five blogs in the banner to the right over the course of this week.

Each blog will have one question associated with its content. Take the first letter from the answer of each of those questions to reveal the identity of a character in One Wish. For example…

If the answers each day were Red, Oak, Whisper, Apple and Night, the final answer would be ROWAN.

When you have the name of the character, please send your answer to childrensbooks@simonandschuster.co.uk with the subject header FAIRY QUEST. Entries will close at midnight on Wednesday 11th June.

The Day 1 Question:

What did Turpin see that was comfy looking?

Don't forget to check out the other blogs on the tour to make sure you have all the letters you need to create the answer to the question. You can find the details on the banner below:


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